御子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
kun'yomi
Kanji in this term

Grade: S

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Japanese (mi, spirit, god) plus Old Japanese (ko, boy, child)

Noun[edit]

御子 (hiragana みこ, romaji miko)

  1. A god's or spirit's child.
  2. An emperor's child.
  3. Jesus Christ.

Etymology 2[edit]

From (o, honorific prefix) + Old Japanese (ko, boy, child)

Noun[edit]

御子 (hiragana おこ, romaji oko)

  1. (honorific) A child; especially the addressee's child.
    •  御子様ランチ (okosama ranchi, "child's lunch")
Usage notes[edit]